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The Shark on the Harbor

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12924 Sunset Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842-9270
+1 410-213-0924
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 10:30 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Baltimore, Maryland
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is my new favorite restaurant in OC. The food is simply phenomenal and perfectly cooked each time (fish is never over cooked). Not a fully farm to table restaurant but close. Shark bites appetizers are great. One of the other things that make this restaurant great is they take reservations (however you have to call in advance for one... More 

1 Thank nmc525
Fairmont, West Virginia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On Valentines day,upon arriving we asked about a dinner menu since we were there at 3:30 and were were told that it would not be out for another hour or so. But as we were sitting there the other waitress came out and placed dinner menus on the tables around us with a box of cake. When we asked about... More 

1 Thank Rebellady96
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here for brunch with a friend and had a really enjoyable time. I got the Carolina Shrimp for my meal - it was on the small plates menu. The shrimp was delicious, perfectly cooked. The atmosphere is so fun, being right on the water and having that view. I went during the off season so I didn't need... More 

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New Ringgold, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently just discovered this restaurant and it has now become our "MUST HAVE" every time we vacation to OCMD. The menu actually has the name of the captain and his boat who supplied the fish for the menu that day as well as the local bakery where they purchase their bread. The food is by far the best with... More 

1 Thank Campingmyway
Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food and the service were excellent. We enjoyed entrees of wrecked fish and pistachio encrusted flounder which were accompanied with complementary vegetables and sides of quinoa and grits. The presentations and taste were extremely good. We enjoyed a visit from one of the owners who was genuinely interested in our experience. We will return again for sure.

2 Thank Mark D
Sellersville, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great lunch at the Shark, they offer daily specials at reasonable prices. Also, had some delicious desserts or the menu of which we enjoyed. Service was excellent and timely. Seating had great views of the fishing ships!

1 Thank Michael L
Richland, New Jersey
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Stopped for lunch! Was not disappointed. True gourmet food. Love it! As we sat at our table we watched workers bring in a fresh tuna to the kitchen. Doesn't get any fresher than that. I believe for dinner you would need reservations during the busy season. Restaurant is on the water. Check this place out, you won't be disappointed.

1 Thank Barb9331
Salisbury, Maryland
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent experience at the Shark. First, the service and waitress was outstanding. She was very attentive and knowledgeable of the menu. Second, the food was fantastic. The bread and dipping sauce was phenomenal. We ordered the Shark Bites as an appetizer - they were very tasty. I ordered the triggerfish entree and the presentation & taste was great (see attached... More 

1 Thank Chris C
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We planned this evening a few weeks prior to the holidays, having dined here before, we had high expectations. We arrived New Year's Eve with no waiting, the waitress was pleasant and knowledgeable, we weren't rushed through an amazing meal which met our expectations....thank you!

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Visited this restaurant for the first time before the Christmas Holiday. Pub food at the bar during happy hour was very good and priced right. Service staff was attentive and friendly. The restaurant/bar is cozy and has great views of the water and the trawler fleet. Will go again on next visit to the OC.

1 Thank PennBusinessTraveler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12924 Sunset Ave, Ocean City, MD 21842-9270
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-213-0924

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?